Talking of Claritystamps, you may have noticed that there's a new button on my side bar. If you click on it it will take you to Barbara Gray's fab blog where she's having a giveaway. There's Claritystamp goodies to be won so it's well worth taking a look. The winner will be drawn at the end of November.
I always enjoy making theatre cards and I though the Kingfisher stamp and Branch stencil would be perfect for it.
They are really easy to make - you just decide what size you want the front (mine is a 17cm square) and add 8cm to one side (so mine are 17cm x 25cm). Score each side at 2cm and 4cm then stick them together with wet glue when you've decorated them (I didn't take photos of this stage so I've just reproduced it with the stencil and white card for the photo).
I cut a replica of the stencil out in brown card using my Silhouette Cameo. Then I cut out an aperture in the card so that you can see through it. I added a little fish in the Kingfisher's mouth and they were coloured in with ProMarkers then stuck behind the branch. To make it more stable I backed the aperture with acetate.
I really liked the background that I'd created on my Kingfisher Gelli Print Card so I did a very similar version on this card. This time I did it with inks, a brayer and Ink Dusters though.
If I'd had the new Reed stamps they would have been perfect for the foreground but unfortunately they didn't arrive until I'd finished the Kingfisher cards. The Bullrushes were a great stand in though.
I do love the dimension that you get with these cards.
Fish and Boat from the Remountable Harbour Set
Cows from the Remountable Farm Set
Trees from Lesson 21 - Remountable Winter Trees Set